One of my goals for this year was to replace more of our medicine cabinet with natural alternatives. For years now we’ve used homeopathy, herbal supplements, and other natural remedies to treat various ailments, but we still frequently turned to OTC medicines and I loathed every single time the boys were put on antibiotics. I also wanted to dive deeper into treating my autoimmune issues (and the host of symptoms it causes) naturally.
I’d always been curious about essential oils, and even had a handful of them from the health food store that I used to make cleaning products and such. I’d heard of using them medicinally but I knew so little about it. I figured the benefits were mainly in the aromatherapy aspect, but I didn’t realize how powerful they could be beyond smelling good! Then my best friend started using Young Living oils and her excitement about them was enough to get me to finally look into it. We purchased a starter kit, and within a week of receiving it my husband and I were both completely on board.
Before my introduction to the world of therapeutic grade oils (which are so very different from the brands you’ll find at Whole Foods), I had absolutely no idea what a wide range of things they can be used for. We use them topically, diffused into the air, and occasionally internally*—for cuts, burns, bites, sore muscles, headaches, immunity, fevers, coughs, congestion, hormone balance, stomach aches… that’s seriously only scratching the surface. I hear testimonials every day about amazing results people are experiencing with everything from everyday issues to truly serious health problems. EO’s support the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and I just love that.
And honestly: they do smell really good!
I recently decided to begin sharing more about how we use our oils and what’s worked for us so far, and hopefully start a conversation with others on this journey. Find out more here.
*Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.